Table 4.

Fat intakes and total specific types of fat (% calories) and risk for breast cancer in Mexican women

Range of intake (% Calories)All women (n = 1,866)
Premenopausal women (n = 875)
Postmenopausal women (n = 991)
ControlCasesOR Age Adjusted (95% CI)OR* (95% CI)ControlsCasesOR* (95% CI)ControlsCasesOR* (95% CI)
Total fat
    ≤24.13481711.001.00181641.001671071.00
    2.2-27.93471020.57 (0.43-0.76)0.70 (0.51-0.95)168420.91 (0.56-1.48)179600.58 (0.38-0.89)
    28.0-32.1348980.57 (0.43-0.77)0.73 (0.53-1.02)172431.04 (0.63-1.70)176550.55 (0.35-0.87)
    >32.13481040.59 (0.44-0.78)0.83 (0.59-1.16)165401.03 (0.61-1.74)183640.71 (0.45-1.12)
P for trend0.0000.3610.7840.171
Saturated fat
    ≤8.53471441.001.00181621.00166821.00
    8.6-11.23491090.80 (0.58-1.11)0.96 (0.68-1.36)196511.05 (0.62-1.80)153530.82 (0.51-1.31)
    11.3-13.2348840.64 (0.43-0.96)0.87 (0.56-1.34)157381.23 (0.63-2.41)191460.62 (0.34-1.11)
    >13.23471380.89 (0.57-1.39)1.37 (0.83-2.25)152381.34 (0.59-3.01)1951001.15 (0.60-2.20)
P for trend0.2720.3720.5110.852
Monounsaturated fat
    ≤8.13481641.001.00178701.00170941.00
    8.2-9.3347960.77 (0.54-1.09)0.81 (0.56-1.17)182400.63 (0.35-1.11)165561.01 (0.61-1.66)
    9.4-10.63491090.97 (0.64-1.48)1.00 (0.65-1.55)171410.80 (0.41-1.55)178681.38 (0.75-2.53)
    >10.63471061.05 (0.63-1.75)1.13 (0.67-1.91)155380.88 (0.39-2.00)192681.56 (0.77-3.15)
P for trend0.4130.3190.9850.085
Polyunsaturated fat
    ≤2.73481761.001.00196621.001521141.00
    2.8-3.13471310.78 (0.58-1.05)0.86 (0.63-1.18)169501.02 (0.62-1.68)178810.71 (0.47-1.08)
    3.2-3.6349970.57 (0.41-0.79)0.68 (0.47-0.98)168460.87 (0.50-1.52)181510.51 (0.31-0.85)
    >3.6347710.38 (0.26-0.56)0.47 (0.31-0.72)153310.68 (0.36-1.30)194400.37 (0.20-0.66)
P for trend0.000<0.0010.181<0.001
  • * Adjusted for age, total energy intake, protein intake (% calories), SES, family breast cancer, menopausal status, and parity.

  • Saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, and polyunsaturated fat are all in the same models without total fat.